I stumbled across a new blog this morning: Postmodern Conservative. Here, at last, is someone who frequently expresses something very close to my take on politics.
As a representative sample, I offer The Paleoconservative Mind, which describes almost exactly why I think the wannabe-Chestertonian, everything-sucks-but-it-used-to-be-better, pretensions-to-aristocracy trend in some contemporary observers to be so frustrating: it's "nostalgia masquerading as analysis," and in my mind, it's frequently nostalgia for something that never existed in the first place.
Yes, political problems are caused by a deeper corruption, but the solution to that corruption is not a condescending smirk, smoking jackets, classical literature, and Latin rhetoric. That's an aesthetic masquerading as a plan.Posted by ryan at July 31, 2008 11:59 AM